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The El Salvador Finca Santa Rosa lot 17 was carefully roasted for you by Onyx Coffee Lab. This honey processed coffee was sourced from the growing region of El Salvador and was produced by the Jorge Raul Rivera at 1,650 meters. We love this coffee brewed as a pour over, like the Chemex or V60, to highlight its nuanced notes of praline, maple and Gala apple acidity and balanced overall quality.
Decent cup of coffee, but rather acidic and bland to my taste. Not terribly balanced.
Not too much acidity, more mellow and smooth.
I would describe this as a good everyday coffee. I had a little bit of a difficult time picking up the nuanced. Flavor profile that it has to offer.
My typical method is pour over (Chemex 1:16 ratio) and this coffee held up fine to that treatment, however the fruit elements I look for in my favorite coffees were very subdued. The coffee was a well grown and roasted product, but not very well suited to my preferences. That said, the fruit stood out more when cold brewed (Bruer 1:11 ratio).
tasted weak and bland; nothing special. the exceptionally large beans did not grind well - they jammed up the burr mill. Maybe we are so used to a darker roast that this lighter roast seemed to not have much flavor. Not bad, but wouldn't buy it.
Nice coffee. Smooth. Drink this coffee anytime.
Great fruity and toffee notes. Body was a bit syrupy. Really great coffee!
My favorite cup so far. Love the smell of the beans, the smooth taste. More like this one!!!
Has a sour taste
Pretty good for a light roast. I normally prefer medium roast with less acidity, but did like the fact that it had balanced acidity for a light roast. It was a nice change to have a cup with more of a zip than what I normally drink. Brewed with a Chemex. Good subtle flavors
A fine coffee, I just prefer a little more fruit or little more body?
Very nice cup of coffee but was more bitter than expected. Complex flavors and got tasting notes as indicated but did not feel that it was as balanced as expected.
It's too light for me. I think I need medium roast! Will change my preference accordingly. I wish I could remember the names of any of the coffee I have loved in the past...that would make this easier! I'm very open to your expertise, though.
We thought this was a great coffee. Definitely well balanced and very complex especially as it cools. From the very beginning you could tell his was unique. The beans seemed to be larger than normal. We definitely enjoyed this one!
This stuff was good!
Hey Samantha,I think this was a great start. We (wife) agreed that it was well balanced and we liked the lighter roast. While the notes of praline and apple were nuanced, I'd love to see them a bit more prominent. We used to subscribe to Tonx before they were bought by Blue Bottle and I could always pick out about half the notes on the card without looking at them. I'm not sure I could pick out the apple in this one. I love when coffe notes have some citrus and maybe butterscotch or bourbon. I'm rambling... It was pretty, pretty, pretty good.
I liked this coffee. I brewed it with Kalita Wave, using a 16.6:1 grounds to water ratio. I couldn't exactly taste the notes you called out, but I did like it and would definitely go with this roaster again. Im still trying to dial it in exactly to get the best out of this batch,
This coffee I found good to very good. I can't put my finger on exactly what was off to prevent it from being "excellent" and 5 stars. I really enjoy light roast coffees with a more "sparking" brightness. This was not a disappointment to be sure.
Update: I almost always French Press my coffee but decided to try brewing this in a pour over since it was recommended. What a difference. I have upgraded to 5 stars!
Great as a pour over and reserved for a nice cup in the afternoon or evening. Mild and nice flavor. Perhaps a bit too mild for morning.
Pacamara and honey processed? Yes please!! I brewed this on my Chemex this morning at 16:1 and 17:1 ratios. 16:1 (or maybe more concentrated) is the way to go with this coffee. I really enjoyed the sweet notes in the aroma, I got a hint of brown sugar immediately which was great. Like Connor mentioned, the overall balance is very nice. Light mouthfeel, not very acidic and the notes that are described come through nicely. Once cooled, the apple taste and acidity really come through. Good stuff!
I'm not sure I have the palate to detect the "praline, maple and Gala apple acidity". I did not taste any fruit at all. I'm not a Chemex expert but I have brewed many enjoyable cups of light roasted Ethiopians in the last year.I am using a basic brewing guide from http://www.presscoffee.co, which isn't much different that the one here: https://one.mistobox.com/brew-guides/chemex